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Genting Highlands

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Best Time: March - September Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Kuala Lumpur International Airport Check Flights

"A hillside Asian Las Vegas"

Genting Highlands Tourism

Located in Pahang, Genting Highlands is a beautiful hill station in Malaysia which is only an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed as the "City of Entertainment" is renowned for its spirited nightlife, luxury hotels, huge shopping complexes and world-class casinos.

Resting on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highlands incorporates the First World Hotel which was listed in the Guinness World Book of Records for being the largest hotel in 2006. The only place in Malaysia that offers legal gambling, Genting also has cave temples, amusement parks and water park. Awana SkyWay and Genting SkyWay are the two accessible cable car services for reaching Genting Highlands.

The mesmerising hill town is full of attractions namely Awana Horse Ranch, Butterfly Wonderland, Genting Strawberry Leisure Farm, Happy Bee Farm, Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre, Lim Goh Tong Memorial Hall and Mohamed Noah Foundation Mosque. Genting Highlands is apt for people who are looking forward to a lot of exuberance in the pleasant mountain weather overlooking some awe-inspiring views of the valley from its height of 1800 metres above the sea level.

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Genting Highlands Nightlife

The glittering lights and excited crowd of Genting Highlands make the hill station a lively night hub. The notable bars include All Sports Bar, Cloud 9 which features a live band, Genting Lounge, Be A Star Karaoke, Starworld which is located in First World Hotel and is also a gaming zone, Highline, RedTail Bar by Zouk, Zouk Genting, Empire by Zouk, Genting Club and Patio Bar and Lounge renowned for its variety of morsels.

Casinos in Genting Highlands

The only legal land-based casino in Malaysia is housed in Resorts World Genting, namely SkyCasino and Genting Casino. There are several casinos spread throughout the area which are open for 24 hours, some of them have a conventional gambler atmosphere while others are more friendly and provide an undivided atmosphere for all the visitors. In Genting, there are approximately 426 tables and more than 3000 machines available for gambling all the time.

The different table games include baccarat, roulette and Chinese games like tai sai and pai gow. Monte Carlo Casino in Genting Highlands Hotel, Hollywood Casino in Genting Highlands Hotel and StarWorld Casino in First World Hotel are some impressive casinos. The only requirements to have fun at the casinos are having a Genting WorldCard system access (which requires the visitor's passport)) to be able to withdraw the amount won and the minimum age is 21 years.

A dress code is applicable for entering the casinos which restricts entry in sandals, T-shirts and shorts. Photography is strictly prohibited inside the casinos and bags are also not allowed inside. Locker and manned deposit point facility is available.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Genting Highlands has to offer a vibrant nightlife with amazing casinos and has some praiseworthy entertainment options.

What's Not So Great?

There are no historical structures in Genting Highlands.

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